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stamp collecting and IT-microchip on stamp

Postby mehmet7 on Wed May 26, 2010 6:48 pm

Hey all,
I just happen to be a fascinated stamp collector, a lot of people might think that hobby is a bit old fashioned in times of high speed IT development but anyway...
While I was screening the net about IT/ computer related stamps to get some ideas for my collection, I stumbled about this excellent website by a guy from South Africa where he presents his own collection regarding that field. This is the link: http://wvegter.hivemind.net/
If there should be any interest I might also upload some stamp images related to computers/IT technology from my own collection and the www.
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Computer Pioneer Konrad Zuse to be honored with stamp

Postby mehmet7 on Fri May 28, 2010 6:47 pm

Hey all, here is the image of a German stamp, dedicated to the computer pioneer Konrad Zuse, it will be released on June 10th.
He developed world's first functional program-controlled Turing-complete computer, more information about him can be found here:

http://www.zib.de/zuse/English_Version/index.html (papers, programs etc.)

http://www.epemag.com/zuse/ ( bio, compiled by his son)

It is not really visible on this scan but the pixels composing Zuse`s image are made out of the binary code`s digits 1 and 0 .
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USPS computer stamp

Postby mehmet7 on Mon May 31, 2010 12:32 am

Short add-on: image of a stamp issued by the United States Postal Service on Computer Technology back in 1996 "linking" circuits and the human brain...
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Re: stamp collecting and IT- stamp honors computer pioneer Z

Postby mehmet7 on Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:29 pm

Yet another stamp, featuring not so much computers itself but an interesting artistic depiction of the transformation of physical mail into electronical mail, issued by Moldavia.

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Re: stamp collecting and IT-computer pioneers/ new IT stamps

Postby mehmet7 on Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:35 pm

And here is the image of a Soviet stamp, showing the combination of punched cards used as recording medium in early digital computers together with a more "modern" model-but remember this stamp was issued in 1986! still hope it can reflect the historical development!

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Re: stamp collecting and IT-computer pioneers/ new IT stamps

Postby mehmet7 on Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:16 am

This stamp from the Marshall Islands honors Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who is credited with inventing the World Wide Web:

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stamp collecting and IT- North Korea stamp and vintage PC

Postby mehmet7 on Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:27 pm

Even given the fact that this stamp (actually stamp collectors call that format souvenir sheet, our stamp is in the left corner) featuring North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and a computer was issued back in 2002, the depicted computer seems pretty vintage!
Nevertheless I have read that North Korea developed its own Linux version called "Red Star".

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Re: stamp collecting and IT- North Korea stamp and vintage P

Postby Carl on Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:24 pm

mehmet7 wrote:Even given the fact that this stamp (actually stamp collectors call that format souvenir sheet, our stamp is in the left corner) featuring North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and a computer was issued back in 2002, the depicted computer seems pretty vintage!
Nevertheless I have read that North Korea developed its own Linux version called "Red Star".

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I have a a couple of those souvenir style stamp sheets laying around somewhere from years ago when I had a pen pal in Japan send me them... seem to remember them being of a lucky cat some other weird cartoon creature thing xD
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Re: stamp collecting and IT- North Korea stamp and vintage P

Postby mehmet7 on Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:56 pm

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I have a a couple of those souvenir style stamp sheets laying around somewhere from years ago when I had a pen pal in Japan send me them... seem to remember them being of a lucky cat some other weird cartoon creature thing xD[/quote]

:D Good, so this thread brought back memories!
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Re: stamp collecting and IT- North Korea stamp with vintage

Postby mehmet7 on Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:36 pm

Well, here is another stamp from North Korea, issued in 2008 featuring a computer screen.

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Y2K solution

Postby mehmet7 on Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:47 am

Anyone remembering the "millenium bug" or "Y2K" back in 2000?
Gabon issued that stamp suggesting a "solution" if your system would have gone mad......

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Binary code/ digits

Postby mehmet7 on Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:28 am

This Macedonian stamp issued in 2004 to commemorate a summit on information technology is showing the binary number system's two-binary digits "0" and "1" used to process data i.e. for computer processor instructions.

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the dark side of force...

Postby mehmet7 on Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:15 pm

I am not sure if I will be banned from this forum because of posting an image of the "unspeakable" on a stamp, nevertheless Palau decided to honor him with a stamp besides other famous people from the IT sector. So see the "dark side of force" on a stamp...

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Re: stamp collecting and IT- floppy disk

Postby mehmet7 on Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:24 pm

Sony has announced that the production of floppy disks will be stopped next year.
This Souvenir sheet, issued by Romania back in 2004 features an older notebook, together with a floppy disk.

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Re: stamp collecting and IT-UNIX stamp (Ken Thompson)

Postby mehmet7 on Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:11 pm

After a break, here another stamp, issued by Palau, featuring Ken Thompon, the leading creator of UNIX operating system.

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Re: stamp collecting and IT-UNIX stamp (Ken Thompson)

Postby ivietnamtravel on Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:33 pm

thanks for sharing
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Re: stamp collecting and IT-old PC terminal Yugoslavia

Postby mehmet7 on Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:29 pm

This old Yugoslavian stamp shows a PC terminal as common in the late 80s-early 90`s ,nevertheless I have no clue which model is depicted.

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Re: stamp collecting and IT-hard drive on stamp

Postby mehmet7 on Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:01 am

Well, after a while, another stamp from my collection:

Polish stamp depicting a hard drive in the background of Leonardo's "Vitruvian Man"

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Re: stamp collecting and IT-hard drive disk on stamp

Postby JonM33 on Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:56 pm

Some of these are very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: stamp collecting and IT-hard drive disk on stamp

Postby tdockery97 on Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:46 am

Very interesting. I never would have guessed that there were so many computer related stamps in the world.
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